Skip to main content.

Brain Boosters

Each week, we share interactive challenges with members of MyAlliance for Brain Health.

Sign up today so you can join in the fun.

Join MyAlliance



Week of October 18th 

7 dogs were boarding at the local Pet Lodge. Each dog was in a separate cage, all cages in a single horizontal row. Charlie, one of the employees, left the cages unlocked and the dogs have all gotten out. He needs to put each of the dogs back in the right cage, but this is all he remembers (below). Help him get them in the right cages, and QUICK!

Dogs: Beau, Duke, Fluffy, Lady, Princess, Spike, and Rover

  1. Spike doesn't like other dogs much, so he was in one of the end cages.
  2. Princess was somewhere to the left of Beau.
  3. Rover was in the third cage from the right.
  4. The only dog between Fluffy and Lady was Princess.
  5. Duke was directly to the left of Lady.

Cage order. from left to right:
Duke / Lady / Princess / Fluffy / Rover / Beau / Spike



Week of October 11th

In this teaser, you have to find the TWO words in each group of words below which do not belong. Can you find them both?

1. Dodge - Ford - Lincoln - Hoover

Hoover does not belong as it's the only one which is not a car manufacturer. Dodge does not belong as it's the only one which is not the last name of a US president.

2. King - Earl - Knight - Bishop

Bishop does not belong as it's the only one which is not a class of nobility. Earl does not belong as it's the only one which is not a chess piece.

3. Yellow - Green - Dead - Black

Dead does not belong as it's the only one which is not a color. Green does not belong as it's the only one which is not the name of a sea.



Week of October 4th

Rebus puzzles use letters, images and/or numbers to depict words, phrases or common expressions. Can you solve the three puzzles below?

1) (Estimate/Never)^(+Thinking) - 2

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. ("Never" is under "estimate", and this is raised "to the power of" positive thinking. The "to" is removed by subtracting it at the end.)

2) NHAPPY

Unhappy without you

3)
HANY
HAEY
HAEY
HADY
HALY
HAEY

Needle in a haystack ("NEEDLE" is in a stack of "HAY"s.)


KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mailstop 6002
Fairway, KS 66205
913-588-0555
Email: kuadrc@kumc.edu